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Number: 720/616
Name: Dynamic optical information storage or retrieval > Particular cabinet structure for optical media > Tray or drawer loading or ejecting > Multiple media loading > Of diverse media type (e.g., disc and cartridge)
Description: Subject matter wherein the plurality of optical storage media are non-identical in terms of physical characteristics.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8566850 Multimedia drive Oct. 22, 2013
8407729 Optical disk record and playback apparatus and pickup protecting method thereof Mar. 26, 2013
8009969 Disk unit-integrated display Aug. 30, 2011
7467394 Recording medium drive Dec. 16, 2008
7461388 Optical disk device Dec. 2, 2008
7437743 Optical disk drive Oct. 14, 2008
7424725 Optical disk player Sep. 9, 2008
7380251 Disk apparatus May. 27, 2008
7337449 Disk drive for minimizing jamming during disk positioning Feb. 26, 2008
7310804 Apparatus to load a disc cartridge Dec. 18, 2007
7302695 Slot-in type optical disk player Nov. 27, 2007
7281255 Disc guiding mechanism Oct. 9, 2007
7281254 Optical disc drive having a traverse holder that is rotatable around an axis that is mutually different from the axis of a traverse base Oct. 9, 2007
7210149 Disc insertion preventive device Apr. 24, 2007
7159916 Vehicle instrument panel assembly Jan. 9, 2007
7113465 Method of and apparatus for detecting type of disc Sep. 26, 2006
7100178 Loading and unloading module with track plate, moving plate and guiding plate for optical disk drives Aug. 29, 2006
7093270 Reproducing/recording apparatus Aug. 15, 2006
6993777 Recording medium loading apparatus Jan. 31, 2006
6973660 Disk driver Dec. 6, 2005
6968559 Disk-positioning device Nov. 22, 2005
6964056 Disk type recording and reproducing device Nov. 8, 2005
6954937 Disc guide device for disc player Oct. 11, 2005
6922838 Optical disc drive with memory medium accessing module Jul. 26, 2005
6804184 Optical disc drive Oct. 12, 2004
6741537 Disk cartridge device operative with disk cartridges of different sizes and height May. 25, 2004
6731583 Recording medium loading apparatus which can selectively load a disc with a cartridge or without May. 4, 2004
6714505 Disk device with width-varying mechanism Mar. 30, 2004
6700851 Disk cartridge device for universally mounting and positioning disk cartridges having disks of different size diameters Mar. 2, 2004
6680895 Changer device for disc-shaped data carriers with a worm gear having different slopes Jan. 20, 2004
6667941 Apparatus for loading and ejecting recording medium Dec. 23, 2003
6650610 Disk device Nov. 18, 2003
6603725 Disk cartridge apparatus Aug. 5, 2003
6584055 Disk device for disks having different sizes Jun. 24, 2003
6560185 Disk device May. 6, 2003
6556530 Compatible disk device Apr. 29, 2003
6542453 Recording medium read device Apr. 1, 2003
6538971 Optical information recording/reproducing apparatus and method for using both disc cartridges holding 8cm and 12cm disc Mar. 25, 2003
6504808 Front-loading disk player with separate first and second carrier units Jan. 7, 2003
6483795 Drive tray Nov. 19, 2002
6473382 Optical disk device with slidable holding members on disk tray for holding disks of different diameters Oct. 29, 2002
6473260 Optical information recording/reproducing apparatus and method for using both disc cartridges holding 8cm and 12cm disc Oct. 29, 2002
6469972 Disk device for disks of different sizes Oct. 22, 2002
6466534 Orientation of drive mechanics to allow for disc loading in an off-axis position Oct. 15, 2002
6259667 Optical disk loader Jul. 10, 2001
6167014 Disc loading device for loading a cartridge containing therein a disc or a disc cartridge Dec. 26, 2000
6067708 Method of interconnecting a dual media assembly May. 30, 2000
5812511 Disk recording and reproducing apparatus Sep. 22, 1998
5615197 Disc player for reproducing both minidisc and a compact disc Mar. 25, 1997
5572498 Disc player that loads both compact disc and mini-disc Nov. 5, 1996

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